New, improved book trailer for Dreamless Roads!

Well – after the vid promo with RRBC for Dreamless Roads got such great feedback last month, I’ve been tweaking away with adding a narration track to the original  music only trailer (HERE). We had a lot of constructive critique over the descriptions in smaller sized text and some people’s difficulty in de-ciphering it quickly enough (it’s easy to read if you know what’s there before the slide moves on, not so much if it’s your first time!), despite reminders to go full screen etc. It was a couple of comments from sight-impaired viewers that drove the point home for me however, as of course not being able to read the descriptions of the various tales is counter-productive to showing how fab Dreamless Roads really is!

So – here’s the official premiere of the new narration-led Dreamless Roads book trailer, keeping all the old imagery and our lovely music track from The Imitation Game…

Really sharp learning curve on this, which saw me purchasing my first ever proper headset mic’ and drinking lots of warm tea and honey,  so my voice wasn’t even croakier on the voiceovers… Please do share the new trailer with all your social circles on or offline – the link is https://youtu.be/Ytx8sCRwYoM 😉

RRBC HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY!!!

Welcome to Rave Reviews Book Club’s HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY here at DreamWorlds Publishing – the BLOG!

Location ~ somewhere near the lair of the Beast of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

 

Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today:
(will ship anywhere)


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signed Dreamless drRoads paperback

Dreamless Roads T-shirt (Zazzle)

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Dreamless Roads Mouse mat (Zazzle) 

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Dreamless Roads Desk calendar (Viking)

# of Winners for this stop: 4

 

Click below to watch my book trailer for ‘Dreamless Roads – a fantasy anthology’ 

(be sure to switch to full screen and crank the quality settings to HD/max resolution for the best possible view! 😉 )

If you enjoyed it, please click the ‘thumbs up’ button and share it on your social media pages. To win one of the prizes listed above, leave a comment on YouTube as well.

CLICK HERE ~ to go to the other listings on Rave Reviews Book Club’s HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY (updated daily!)

Thanks!!!

What you should do next

Adding to the DreamWorlds blog (with buying links!) 😉

Perians Journey

Shadows of the Trees

Dreamless Roads

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Now that you have bought your copies of Perian’s Journey, Shadows of the Trees, and Dreamless Roads, what should you do next? Here is a simple step-by-step guide.

  1. Read each book from beginning to end
  2. Buy more copies for all your friends
  3. Tell your local library staff that they must stock all three
  4. Tell your local bookshop the same
  5. Write a review of each item on;
  • Amazon
  • Goodreads
  • WordPress
  • LinkedIn
  • Your own Blog
  • Facebook
  • Other people’s Blogs
  • And anywhere else you can think of.

Simples!

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RRBC HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY!!!

RRBC HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY!!! See MILELE SAFARI the YouTube trailer http://bit.ly/1ING3Ra

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Welcome to Rave Reviews Book Club’s HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY here at Jan Hawke INKorporated!

Location ~ somewhere near the lair of the Beast of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today:
(will ship anywhere)

webcov1signed Milele Safari paperback

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Milele Safari T-shirt (Zazzle)

your choice of 3 designs

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Milele Safari Mouse mat (Zazzle) 

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Milele Safari Desk calendar (Viking)

# of Winners for this stop: 4

Click below to watch my book trailer for ‘Milele Safari – an Eternal Journey!

If you enjoyed it, please click the ‘thumbs up’ button and share it on your social media pages. To win one of the prizes listed above, leave a comment on YouTube as well.

CLICK HERE ~ to go to the other listings on Rave Reviews Book Club’s HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY (updated daily!)

Thanks!!!

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Brand spanking new book trailer for Dreamless Roads!

Well I finally got around to catting about with book trailers (or slideshows to be more exact) as part of my ‘marketing and promotion’ learning curve! This is a whistle-stop sweep through Dreamless Roads to showcase some of all the contributing authors’ stories visually, to give a flavour of each tale. Whilst these snapshots may not be completely faithful to the plotlines, I hope they do illustrate the gist of the stories, and the rich diversity of SF&F contained in our first publication.

The trailer will be the centrepiece of a promotional blog post for Dreamless Roads this coming Tuesday 29th September, as part of the RRBC ‘Back to School’ Book and Blog Block Party event, so be sure to drop in there at some stage, as there’ll be prizes to be won for everyone who leaves a comment (you don’t have to be an RRBC member to win either!).

I’ve also uploaded the video to YouTube – youtu.be/un9YyCNq-wM and will be tweeting it around ad nausea 😉

‘Letter to My Future Self’ writing contest & How I Bit the Marketing Bullet!!!

Also on Jan Hawke INKorporated & LinkedIn DreamWorlds Writers Collective Group…

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Hit this LINK for more information on the contest and the REALLY great prizes up for grabs for the 3 top entries, including $100, a BOOK OF THE MONTH slot & guaranteed entry into the 2nd annual edition of Rave Soup For The Writer’s Soul anthology for first place!

As of today there’s another full week to run for submissions in this super contest, which is open to all members of online community, The Rave Reviews Book Club (RRBC). Entry is $10 and membership (if you haven’t already joined – go HERE and say I sent you!) is $25 for authors. So – $35/around £22.50.

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That’s not a lot to invest if you, like me, are a bit of a wallflower when it comes to ‘building yourself…

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10 Reasons you stop writing your book and why to ignore them

More words of wisdom from Dylan Hearn…

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There isn’t a writer alive that hasn’t stopped writing, whether as a planned break or simply because they got out of the habit. It’s happened to me in the past and I’m sure it will happen again in the future. When it does, we often come up with excuses as to justify why we’ve stopped writing, but the majority of the time that’s all they are, excuses. The trick is recognising them for the lies they are and dealing with them. Here are the ten most common reasons people stop writing and why you should ignore them.

1 Your writing isn’t very good

You’ve just read back what you’ve been slaving over for the past few weeks/months and are horrified at how poor it is, so much so you’re questioning whether you’re a writer at all. I’ll let you into a little secret, every writer does this. OK, there may be a couple…

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Surfing the Rave Waves of the Indie Ocean of Excellence!

Worth repeating in places that matter – here’s an article about my second home online and why its community is so welcoming and conducive for those who’re taking an independent route as writers and/or publishers!

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If you haven’t yet cottoned onto the wonderful indie book community known as the Rave Reviews Book Club, or are still mulling over whether to join up – here’s SEVEN reasons to start swimming into the warm currents with this fast-growing and very dynamic group of people, joined in a shared passion for great books.

Whether you’re a writer or a reader (or, as most of us are, BOTH!) there’s so many reasons to enjoy membership of this excellent club that’s the beautiful bouncing brainchild of indie author, publisher and promoter, NONNIE JULESwho opened up her own reviewing blog to other like-minded souls in December 2013 and has been going and growing strong ever since by profiling, promoting and propelling indie books and authors. It’s not just about the reviews however. We have tons of other activities, including blog tours, writing competitions, author features and interviews happening online, but it’s our latest exciting venture onto the air…

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Extension for Qworks submissions

firefrontSometimes we have to bow to the inevitable, go with the flow, or postpone a pleasure… With my husband passing away this March, half a day after my other favourite man, Sir Terry Pratchett, work on the Qworks has had to take a back seat. This is partially why things have gone quiet in here, as other business needed my attention and then I had to let the old grey matter have a cogitate on how to prioritise the publishing schedule for the anthology and my own novel series into my new working routine (such as it is). So – official announcement on the new milestones for our second anthology project.

  1. submissions will now stay open up until 21st December 2015 (the Winter Solstice)
  2. editing phase will run for 4 months from 1st Jan 2016 until 30th April
  3. proofing will commence 1st May 2016 until 31st July
  4. publication of paperback edition 1st August 2016
  5. eBook edition released (on Amazon/Kindle only) 14th August 2016

A generous time scale for those of you who haven’t yet submitted and one which is gentler on everyone and should give me plenty of wriggle room to get things merging smoothly into my own evolving work-life balancing needs 😉 To those who have submitted already, my apologies for having to revise the timetable but I hope this one will be more realistic and be more manageable for those of us who’re involved in the editorial and production phases. One factor that we haven’t yet embraced for our group is that of marketing and promotion – sales of Dreamless Roads have been negligible, mainly because ‘getting it out there’ has not been the top of my list after the initial adrenalin rush of getting it out for Xmas. This will be changing over the coming months as I’ve recently taken on a new role with the online book review club RRBC admin team. More updates on this aspect soon in here, and on my own personal blog space, but for now it’s enough that we’ve got our latest project re-mapped. I look forward to seeing your new work winging its way into my waiting mailbox (my.book@dreamworldspub.org.uk) soon! 😀